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Date: July 22, 2019, 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM Location: Rayburn Building, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. FAQs How can I request accommodations? ADA seating, live captioning and ASL interpreters will be provided. Please let us know in advance if you need other accommodations. Contact DebbieF@RespectAbility.org for more information. Can I participate virtually? Yes! We will be live tweeting @Respect_Ability and [click to continue...]

Washington, D.C., Nov. 19 – Key senate and gubernatorial candidates from both sides of the political aisle who support opportunities for people with disabilities won big this election, showing that disability rights is a winning issue. There are 56 million people with disabilities (one in five Americans), more than 35 million of whom are eligible voters (one-sixth [click to continue...]

You are invited to join RespectAbility on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 at San Francisco’s One Up Restaurant at the Grand Hyatt Hotel for three back-to-back key conversations on disability inclusion. Our conveners and facilitators: Tatiana Lee is an Inclusionist at RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for and with people with disabilities. [click to continue...]

Washington, D.C., Nov. 5 – As voters head to the polls, many are concerned about various access issues from physical accessibility to voter ID laws. This is a federal election year; additionally, many state legislative seats, state executive offices, local offices and ballot amendments will be voted on. We’ve compiled resources provided by general Election [click to continue...]

Watch Speechless on ABC, Fridays at 8:30 p.m. ET. View Education Resources on Disability Issues and Tools in Spanish Los Angeles, California, Nov. 5 — In the U.S., schools were not required to provide special education until 1975. Today, the fight for inclusive education remains a constant battle for parents and students. Speechless, a comedy starring Micah [click to continue...]

Los Angeles, California, Oct. 31 – All month RespectAbility, a nonprofit fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for people with disabilities, has been celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). More than 343,000 Americans with disabilities got new jobs last year, a fourfold improvement in job gains compared to the previous year. An annual celebration, NDEAM is dedicated [click to continue...]

Los Angeles, California, Oct. 26 – GLAAD’s 2018-2019 Where We Are on TV Report includes the only analysis of primetime scripted series regulars on broadcast networks of characters with disabilities. Largely known for tracking the number of LGBTQ+ characters on broadcast and cable networks, as well as streaming services, the Where We Are on TV Report also tracks racial, [click to continue...]

In support of GLAAD and Disney | ABC Television Group Be Inspired’s #SpiritDay campaign to end bullying, RespectAbility staff and Fellows created a video about the importance of stopping bullying and choosing kindness instead. RespectAbility, a national nonprofit working to fight stigmas and advance opportunities for people with disabilities, recognizes the importance of ending bullying [click to continue...]

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